A forecast you can trust is hard to come by (just ask Michael Fish), but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Having cast our expert eyes over the autumn catwalk shows, the team at MyTights have compiled the ultimate list of what we expect to be trending over the coming months. And get set for a hosiery extravaganza! With everything from cosy over knee socks through to decorative nets, now’s your chance to get an insider’s snoop into exactly what you’re going to be wearing your legs this autumn/winter…
We’d talk about hosiery all day if we could, but to make things a little more concise, we’ve categorised the key trends into four main categories, beginning with one of our favourites – spots!
It comes as no surprise to us that spots were a popular choice across the catwalk, as we’d already spotted style icons Anne Hathaway and Taylor Swift trying out the trend. So popular that EVERY single model at Diane von Furstenberg’s New York show sported a pair of spotty sheers, dotty hosiery bring a sweet twist to any look, and is rare in that its appeal can extend from the workplace to the bar. Stickler for tradition? Opt for a classic pair with the Oroblu Adelle Tights, with their dainty dots, 20 denier base and choice of two colours. If the winter weather is unforgiving, something thicker will be necessary, in which case head to the Charnos Lurex Spot Opaque Tights, which come in a 40 denier. And with one eye on the party season, they’re covered in metallic gold dots to really ensure you stand out from the crowd. Or for something extra luxurious, the new Wolford Daria Tights are a must, and come with a tulle base, so will keep you cooler during the transition from summer into autumn.
Over Knee Socks
Snug and sexy aren’t two words commonly heard together, but with the abundance of over knee socks on the catwalk, that’s about to change. Ribbed styles were particularly popular, as demonstrated by Hilfiger’s American soccer inspired NY show. If you’re a fan, grab the perfect pair in the Trasparenze Dora Wool Rib Over Knee Socks, available in 8 autumnal colours and secured with thick tops that won’t leave tell tale red marks. When it’s too warm for wool, play it cool in the Pamela Mann Over Knee Socks. Fuss free and affordable, they come in a one size fits all and are reinforced at the toe – so will last season-wide. It’s not all about the plainer styles though, and if you are keen to start the season off with a bang, Oroblu’s Janis Over Knees are the way to go, with their mock lace up design that’s guaranteed to send double glances in your direction!
From classic fishnets through to intricate patterns, showing off your legs should be on top of your priority list this season. Simple yet effective, grab a real wardrobe staple with a pair of the Trasparenze Rita Fishnet Tights, which come in a host of quirky shades as well as classic, or the Wolford Twenties Tights, which are great if you’re seeking a little luxury. As great as classic styles are, the catwalks also saw funkier styles of net making the grade, too, not least with the floral beauties at the Libertine show. If you’re keen to try something new, take a look at the Pamela Mann Paisley Net Tights, which their paisley (as the name would suggest) effect, or the Floral Net Tights from Charnos, which have an ornamental floral design running throughout – both are great for transforming evening dresses, or for layering over coloured tights when the temperatures dip!
Grey mornings, downpours and dark nights, it’s fair to say winter isn’t always a bundle of laughs. But if there’s one thing we know will improve your mood, its glitter! And it just so happens sparkly tights were everywhere on the catwalk shows, so you’ll be bang on trend too. If it’s tights you love, the Trasparenze Deejay Tights will be right up your street, with their all over glittery fleck. Even better, they’re opaque – so you won’t have to suffer in the name of style. The Pretty Polly Jewel Backseam Tights also deserve a mention, with a glam backseam made up of individual jewels, the perfect choice for your work Christmas party. And if your little ones want to get in on the action, treat them to a pair of the Pex Sparkle Children’s Tights, which combine being warm and thick with a glittery shine to make them the envy of the playground!
Take note ladies – this is one forecast you can DEFINITELY trust!
Until next time…